Press Release

13 October 2011

Canterbury Christ Church University is gearing up for a fortnight of inspiring events, between 15 and 29 October, as part of the Canterbury Festival.

Look out for The Canterbury Festival logo all over the City during the fortnight of activities
Look out for The Canterbury Festival logo all over the City during the fortnight of activities

As Partner and Principal Sponsor for the second year running, the University will hold several events across the festival programme, including a special Canterbury Christ Church Festival Concert on Friday 21 October at Augustine Hall with performances by Albanian violinist, Alda Dizdari.

The University will also hold a series of free lunchtime concerts at The St Gregory’s Centre for Music from Monday 19 October. Inspired performances in the programme include, Bach Sonatas and Schubert’s F Minor Fantasie, to the original two-piano version of La Valse by Ravel, as well as pieces by the Richard Rozze Duo, The Angel Elwin Duo and Deux Reflets/Twice Reflected, plus many more.

Rosie Turner, Festival Director, said: “The award-winning cultural partnership between the University and the Festival infuses this year’s programme.  There are free lunchtime concerts everyday at St Gregory’s by students and staff, and lots of others are volunteers helping out either in the office during the run-up to October or at Festival venues each evening.

“The Sidney Cooper Gallery offers an important annual festival exhibition and behind the scenes both organisations work closely together to promote the importance and enjoyment of culture and the arts year round in Kent.”

To see the full list of free lunchtime concerts, all taking place at 1pm at The St Gregory’s Centre for Music, as well as other classical music performances in the programme, visit

For more information about the festival, visit

Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 20,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.

  • In 2010 the Faculty of Education received 'outstanding' grades in its Ofsted report for primary, secondary and post-compulsory programmes, together with its employment-based routes into teaching. The University's primary provision has the unique record of having been awarded the highest Ofsted grades in all inspections since 1996.
  • 94 % of our recent graduates gain employment or are in further study in the first six months after graduating (2009/10 DLHE survey).
  • Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
  • Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college.


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